Skip To Content

Summer Programs for Literacy Skills

Jeffco Summer of Early Learning

2021 Program: June 7 - July 16, 8AM-12Pm

Girls with notebooksJeffco Summer of Early Learning (JSEL) is a free, 6-week, intensive summer school program that focuses on increasing students’ literacy skills

The 2021 program will be offer in person and remote options.

  • Students will work with licensed teachers in a small group setting with no more than 15 students in each class.
  • Each day, students will participate in both independent and guided reading activities.

Activities Include:

  • Class meetings
  • Small group instruction in reading
  • Personalized lessons for each student
  • Story time with Jeffco Public Librarians
  • Online field trips, art and enrichment weekly

Student Eligibility:

Students entering kindergarten - 5th grade for the 2021-22 school year and are on a READ plan or at risk of needing a READ plan (based on the most current data available) can enroll in JSEL. Also for 2021, we will also accept students in 3rd and 4th grade with a READ Plan or at risk for needing a READ Plan.

In Person Locations for Summer 2021:

  • Adams
  • Arvada K-8
  • Bear Creek K-8
  • Bergen Meadow
  • Edgewater (dual language options for students already enrolled in the dual language program)
  • Foothills
  • Leawood
  • Mortensen
  • Parr
  • Rose Stein
  • Slater
  • South Lakewood
  • Welchester
  • West Jefferson
  • Witt 

Incoming kindergarten students can only register for the in-person program. The remote program is designed for students who have had experience with Jeffco’s remote learning tools and requires a district device.

Some details of the in-person program:

  • Each day begins with a soft start from 8 - 8:30am to allow for health screenings and breakfast
  • Class will take place from 8:30-11:30am Monday through Friday
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge
  • Students will participate in a variety of engaging literacy activities in a small group setting with no more than 15 students
  • Students will also have enrichment opportunities around the 2021 Summer Olympic Games including a virtual visit from a former olympian
  • All COVID mitigation protocols in place at the time will be followed

Register using the appropriate online form below. Parents/guardians will be notified via email of acceptance into the program.

For more information, contact the JSEL office at 303-982-6005.

Space is limited - registrations due May 14

The majority of the funds are READ Act funds provided to the district from the State of Colorado specifically for the intention of intervening with our most struggling readers. Additional funds from both the Jeffco Schools Foundation and Curriculum and Instruction supplement the READ Act funding.

Contact Information

General JSEL Questions: 303-982-6005

Technology Family Line: 303-982-3438

Social Emotional Support:


Learning Platform: Seesaw

This is the platform where students will find their work from their teacher. Students will log in with a code provided from their teacher and their Google account. [VIDEO

 Please see our Seesaw website for additional parent resources & support.

Video Conferencing: Zoom & Meet

Google Meet: This tool may be used for teachers to video conference with their teacher. Please see the website for additional parent resources & support.

Zoom: This tool may be used for teachers to video conference with their teacher. Please see the website for additional parent resources & support.


Dual language JSEL students will have access to iStation accounts. Please use the following directions to install iStation and log in. 

JSEL Family iStation Directions [SPANISH]

Additional Learning Tools

Amplify ReadingThis tool is used by students for reading practice. 

  • Visit and use the log-in and password provided from your teacher.

Khan Academy: This tool may be used by students for video-based learning and practice. 

RAZ Kids: This tool may be used by students for reading practice. 

  • Step 1.  Go to
  • Step 2. Enter or choose the teacher’s name (teacher will give these to students)
  • Step 3. Your child finds his or her name on the class chart.
  • Step 4:  Your child enters his/her password
  • Parent Support Sheet

Social Emotional Supports

Wednesday, June 24th - Parent Meeting

Family Letter

Support around Anxiety

Breathing Techniques for Coping with Anxiety

Movement & Mindfulness

Pandemic Parent Toolkit

Article: Stop Negative Thinking

Article: 15 Summer Activities that Build Self Esteem


Emergency Resources

  • - opportunities to talk with someone about your feelings

  • Colorado Crisis Hotline 1-844-493-8255 - if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts

  • Talk to text 38255 - also to reach the Colorado Crisis Hotline

  • Crisis Text Line -- Text MHA to 741741 - if you are experiencing emotional 

  • - if you feel like you are struggling with your mental health, go here to check your symptoms and get resources

  • Text “talk with us” to 66746 - Crisis Hotline - if you are experiencing emotional distress due to the Coronavirus pandemic or call  800-985-5990

  • - Jefferson Center for Mental Health - Employee Assistance Program for Jeffco Staff

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2021 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.